French Style Room


This French paneled room is one of four period designs that we are producing "off the shelf" - well sort of … more of that later.  Our clients are receiving well-designed and constructed rooms with exquisite hand carving, at a good price.  


Because we have already priced all these elements we can quickly calculate an approximate cost - and the design you get for free!  We will adapt this room to your needs and conditions, construct, carve, finish and install.  We can even supply the furniture and window treatments.  In this way we can streamline the whole process and reduce the cost

The design of our French paneled room has accurately taken elements from the best French chateaus of the period.  We have an acanthus cornice and carved wood panels and doors. The classic French fire surround can be produced for you in wood, marble or stone to fit your particular circumstances.  The valance is topped with acanthus and shell and we can provide the window treatment if required.  The bookcases can be extended to create a library or they can be removed completely.  The wall panels can accommodate a hidden television and sound system and the finish can be in colored or stained wood.

Remember all our woodcarving is done by hand – and is therefor unique - this means that, in the tradition of the period, we can incorporate designs like heraldry and monograms that are unique to you and your family at no extra cost.  And if you have any doubts about the quality of our French paneled hand carving take a look around the rest of this site.

Call us, and with you we will quickly develop a design and budget to suit your needs.

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North Elevation

A carved moulding of French style acanthus leaves forms the cornice while two carved paneled doors flank a side table and mirror. The hand carved side table can be made in different sizes, is optional, or can be adapted to become a desk. The whole elevation is of wood with typically styled French hand carved panels.

Detail of Louis French table skirt carved in wood with female face, acanthus and fluted

Hand wood carved acanthus decoration to French mirror frame with acanthus moulding.

East Elevation

Two bookcases are placed on either side of the beautifully carved central panel with an optional but luxurious table that can be adapted into a desk. Further bookcases can be placed in other parts of the room to make this space a library - or removed altogether to create a bedroom - with a French styled bed and side tables possibly?

French Louis style table skirt with wood carved acanthus ornamentation

Wood carved French Louis 14th panels with acanthus and floral detail

South Elevation

A French styled side table and mirror matching the north elevation are placed between glass doors which are crowned with French style valances. The window treatment can be supplied by us if desired. The whole elevation is of wood with hand carved wood panels and acanthus cornice.

French Louis valance of acanthus and shell decoration - hand carved in wood with
gudrooning moulding below

French style decoration to the cresting of the mirror with wood carved acanthus leaf
and acanthus moulding

West Elevation

Beneath the wood carved acanthus cornice the complete elevation is decorated with exquisitely hand carved French panels. The French style fire surround can be flat or in a bombay shape and especially carved in wood or marble. And with the help of modern science, the overmantel can conceal a television behind the glass mirror - press a button and the television can be seen through the mirror - all part of the service!

Wood carved classical style Louis 14th fire surround with
acanthus leaves.

Detail to French style over mantle showing acanthus moulding and fretted acanthus corner
decoration hand carved in wood.